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Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel | Book Review

I had been highly anticipating reading this novel, and for the most part, I enjoyed my time spent with Sleeping Giants. The narrative is centered around a mysterious piece of machinery that is discovered, and follows a group of people who are assigned to decipher the purpose of this anachronism. The book is formatted in an interview style, which makes it fast and easy to read, and I was never bored while reading about the events that occurred. The characters are also strong and distinctive, and I enjoyed reading from each of their perspectives.

I didn’t really find this to be mind-blowing, though. I’ve read similar novels, and Sleeping Giants felt extremely familiar to me. It also is very much an origin story, and definitely feels like it. It’s setting up the narrative for the proceeding books in the series, and as a result, feels a little unfinished. Otherwise, this book is a blast, and anyone who loves science fiction will adore Sleeping Giants.

VERDICT: 4/5

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